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by Sternpost

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every petal of her sable is lost steps of magenta statues all shrouded in the difference all their shadows a scar alphabet of sunken stars all the roses with their antlers into the vanguard amaranths like cinnabar dandelions wrapped in rubies singing against the tide hiding ephemeral emerald webs in their wrinkles and crackles adamant and scissor sharp
charcoal essence in lilac and tap water streams spring time scene over serene dim city raincoat winter slowly returning to sleep velveteen wall indistinct scrawl obscure the music of telephone calls from whenever you fall
Breathing In 02:14
breathing in deep under water doorsteps carved into ice underneath the rocks gigantic leap of disorder crackle and scrunching of glass bell jar: gravitational mass
lunar landscape imploding softly into limpid shades of dust everywhere: nothingness superfluous blackberry wing tinted splinters singing anything rippling liquid shifting thermal spring glowing from the ivory light within
the wilderness of friendliness the way it curls over indistinct words imploding firebirds fluttering fervor spectres efervescent undynamic twirls hidden in compliments
Extinct Star 02:06
kites know the ways of the wind quivering wimples forging their shades paper thin evening riddles from the pale and slender day drifting gale slither like sails over the nightfall slipping spirits into crystal ware so frail as lace coverlets kites know the ways of the wind flimsy and wispy then their shadows tacked too slim and lank their minds are blank kites know the ways of the wind practically weightless
skating sideways in silence round and round the mirror lake crystals of snow obstructing the view over the the underbrush and winter hills and blackened mountains skulking in the dew, long overdue round and round, ongoing swimming backwards covertly round the lake and searching everywhere for stepsister of mother of pearl
Tap 00:51
Sunspots 02:12
Garlands 01:46
unbroken, crystalline and faint dark, quite opaque not awake limpid in a different state a hint of garden lights at stake pomegranate bright backlight in flight passing though curtains of shards garlands of stars
Sapphires 02:13
false indigo inexplicit glow sapphire stones archipelago suddenly their names will reverse into dreams trading their shadows with statues asleep forcing their way into the musical theme
Afterglow 01:25
afterglow reflected powder snow projected embryo sleeping in a shuttered stone once again sweeping through the windy glen fragmented diadem gem


Debut album from Sternpost (Petter Herbertsson of Testbild!). This is dark, orchestrated solipsist pop filmed in pseudoscope.


released November 1, 2016

Written, arranged, recorded and produced by Petter Herbertsson in the autumn of 2015, except A2 (written 2004, intro recorded the same year) and B7 (intro written and recorded 2005, co-produced by Douglas Holmquist).
Short story by Amanda De Frumerie
Excerpt from A Breath of Life by Clarice Lispector (B1)


Tomas Bodén - Buchla (B7)
Lolita Wagner - flute (A2)
Daisy Yates - voice (B1 & B7)

Cover by Petter Herbertsson & Gustav Rosengren
Lettering by Cissi Rosengren


Amanda, Ingemar Breithel, Death & Vanilla, Douglas, Joakim Norling, Cissi & Gustav, Petter Samuelsson, Tomas, Daisy & David Yates

This is Kalligrammofon #34


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Kalligrammofon is a record label operating from Malmö, Sweden. It focuses on pop music, experimental music and experimental pop music.

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